Let’s Talk Makeup Foundation for Mature Skin

How’s your relationship with you makeup foundation? Feeling good about it? Loving how it looks on your skin? I know for me, I like full coverage that is flattering and looks natural. How about you?

I’d like to share my favorite with you today. It’s Avon’s new FMG Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation. This formulation is like magic. It’s very lightweight, and not really “visible” as a full coverage makeup (as in harsh and cakey), because it is so light.

Look at my skin before makeup foundation application. I definitely can use some help to even my skin tone.

Of course the very first thing I do to prep my skin for makeup is to exfoliate and moisturize. I do not exfoliate every day. About 3 times a week. I love Avon’s Collagen Boost duo. You need to read my blog post about this pair. Soooo fantastic. My skin feels like silk after I use this set. I then moisturize with my new favorite moisturizer Physiogel Daily Moisture Intensive Cream. Wonderful, wonderful product and great for very dry and sensitive skin. I’ve also blogged about this product. For this makeup post, just a quick pic and link for you to take a peek at for yourself.

Okay, so skin’s fully prepped. Which, a quick note, I usually exfoliate and use the Collagen Booster ampules at night, so then the next day, right before I apply my foundation, I only use the Physiogel. Okay, let’s get that face looking gorgeous!

With the Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation, you can apply this wet or dry, or both. I usually do both. I use a separate makeup sponge (dampened), swirl that around in the compact, and then apply. This gives a great full coverage look. I then go back over it with the sponge that comes with the compact, either right after I apply the damp makeup, or after I’ve applied my blush, as a once over finish. As you can see in the picture above, as soon as I begin applying this, my face looks so much better, and so much more even-toned. I sometimes only apply this dry, especially if I’m in a hurry or if I’m not going anywhere that I need to get really fixed up for – like curbside pickup for example. But putting it on dry still gives me a very full coverage, and it’s so light that it just feels like my skin and not a lot of goopy makeup. It’s amazing. I love this so much I cannot even tell you. I suppose you can see by how much I’ve used in this compact already. I need to re-order so that I do not run out.

Looking fabulous dah’ling! This is my new best friend! I think it looks very natural, just like it’s my skin. Not heavily made up, which tends to age the look of our skin, but rather that my skin is just naturally flawless.

BENEFITS
• Multi-use: can be applied wet or dry, and can be used as foundation or setting powder
• Buildable medium-to-full coverage
• Vegan collagen to keep skin looking supple and fresh
• Lavender oil and artichoke and chamomile extracts provide antioxidant benefits
• Amino-acid-coated pigments control shine and visibly smooth skin for perfected, all-day wear
• Mirror compact with washable sponge
• Good for all skin types

If you do like to use a concealer along with your foundation, well, there’s a Cashmere Complexion answer to that as well. I use this from time to time, but I usually get the exact coverage I need from the Powder Foundation.

If you’re interested in reading my previous blog posts regarding the Anew Isa Knox Collagen Booster, Physiogel, Cashmere Complexion Foundation and Concealer, and my full Perk-Me-Up Makeover, here are the links:

Anew Isa Knox Collagen Booster Blog Post

Physiogel, Your Solution for Dry, Sensitive Skin Blog Post

Cashmere Complextion Powder Foundation and Concealer Blog Post

Perk-Me-Up Makeover Blog Post

It’s always good to try to look your best, no matter what your age. I know for me, it lifts my spirits and boosts my confidence when I feel that I am looking my best and shining my best light. Don’t be afraid to experiment with makeup just because you may be over a certain age. We can still wear bright colors and look our most vibrant best. Try it, and see what it does for you! And I definitely encourage you to try the Cashmere Complexion Powder Foundation. I love it for my mature skin. I feel that I look flawless and not heavy or cakey, which can show even more lines. Love the skin you’re in, and take great care of it as well through your diet, exercise, moisturizing, and special attention like the Isa Knox Microneedling Skin Polisher (exfoliator) and Collagen Boosting Ampules. Your skin will thank you for it and shine bright!

Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!

Jfay

Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative

Makeup for mature skin, over 50 beauty and style, look your best no matter your age.

Beauty Therapy: Perk-Me-Up Makeup Makeover

Ever had one of those days – or weeks? You can see that I certainly have. I am now on the road to recovery, thank goodness, but it’s been a very trying time for your ol’ Jfay here. I caught some type of bug on a recent road trip and it really took it’s toll on me. But in my always fighting fashion, as soon as I was feeling a bit better, and took a look at myself, I was like, “You need to pull yourself together, girlfriend!”. No doubt….

And you know what? It made me feel better. There’s just something about pulling it together and getting made up that changes my whole demeanor. How about you? No matter the situation – getting over an illness, inclement weather days, lock-downs, just whatever. When I’m feeling low, and looking even lower, it’s always great to take some time to pep myself up.

Once I made up my mind that I was ready to pull myself together, I first began with my skin. I of course was able to still wash and moisturize (barely..), but I used my Isa Knox Polisher and Collagen Booster Serum Ampules the night before to help my skin look better. I love this stuff so much. You’ll have to check out my blog post about this dynamic duo.

So, now time to get all prettied up! After washing my face, I then moisturized with my favorite moisturizer Physiogel Moisture Therapy, and knew that my skin was going to need some help in the brightness department, so I also applied VDL Lumilayer Primer Fresh for a bit of luster and more healthy radiance.

Next to foundation:

As you can see, I love my Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation. I first apply it with a damp sponge for full coverage, and then I go back over it with the dry sponge that comes with the compact to set and finish. It works just like a foundation (damp) and a setting powder (dry). There is great coverage without looking cakey or overly made up. There, already looking better. I use the C110 Cheesecake shade.

Okay! Let’s get something going on with those eyes.

Tattoo Station Brow Pencil and Ultra Luxury Eye Liner

For my brows I used the Tattoo Station Brow Pencil in Dark Gray, and the Ultra Luxury Eye Liner in Black. That’s already starting to bring my features back to life now. I knew I was still in there somewhere!

Now let’s really add some color back to my face, beginning with some eyeshadow. I have to have eyeshadow.

Looks like I jumped ahead a step and put on some blusher first. I’ll show you that in just a minute.

But for my eyes, I chose the Avon Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Qaud in Purple Haze. There are 10 Quads to chose from, and they’re curated in shades that go very well together for easy application. I thought a pop of purple would go well with my shirt, and I like wearing a dark gray right around my eye to help accentuate my brown eyes.

Let’s put some color on those lips!

I chose to wear Avon’s True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush which is very very pretty, but a little bright for the pink in my shirt, so I topped that with Avon True Color Lipstick in Frostiest Mauve. Perfect! The True Color Lipsticks are on Final Sale it looks like. So if you’d like to get some Frostiest Mauve for yourself, better get it while it’s still available. Avon is adding a lot of new lipstick formulas, which is very exciting, but I’ll miss some of my favorites.

Okay, for my blusher and mascara.

fmg True Love Multi Palette and Love at First Lash Mascara

I just blogged about these two products actually. The (for Valentine’s Day) fmg True Love Multi Palette, and Love at First Lash Mascara.

The True Love Multi Palette is so cute and filled with 4 shimmery colors that can be used on both your cheeks and eyes. I wanted to try it out on my cheeks. I just kind of swirled the colors together and applied to my cheeks, forehead, and around my lower chin area. I really like the way it made my skin look more luminous, and certainly like I had healthy color back in my face. I’m really pleased with it, and glad I got myself this palette. I do not know how long it will be around since it was just released with the Valentine’s goodies, so if you’re interested you may want to snag one now while you can.

And my MOST favorite mascara – Love at First Lash. I couldn’t do without this. It really makes my lashes stand out with little effort on my part. I do not like to curl my lashes, and the Love at First Lash Mascara doesn’t seem to care. It does it’s job and makes my lashes stand out with just one coat. Two coats are really popping.

And here I am — feeling (and hopefully looking) like myself again.

I love my Avon beauty products. Jfay

It truly is amazing – the power of skincare and makeup.

Everything I use now for my skincare and makeup is Avon. I am not only a Representative, but a very devoted customer. Since going in all Avon, I really feel that it has been very transformative to me, for both my skin and my looks.

I love the ease at which I can use my Avon cosmetics and makeup. I like to look great, but not have to take 10 hours to get ready with so many layers, steps, and such. Know what I mean? Simple, easy, and very fine products.

Okay gang, I’m off for now. Hoping to feel better and better every day now. And this little skincare and makeup boost was just what I needed to help me go further in that direction.

I hope you take time to fix yourself up and feel fabulous too, no matter what the situation. It’s great therapy! Hey, there ya go – Beauty Therapy!

Jfay

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Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative

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The Fabulous Isa Knox Anew Collagen Booster From Avon Is Here! Happy Campaign 22!

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday, and happy Campaign 22!

The new C.22 brochure is now live on my Avon website, and loaded with so much fabulousness you will not believe. It’s so exciting! Here’s a peek at the index from the brochure:

Just click this link to browse through the pages online.

The main feature in C.22 is the arrival of Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster.

Let me tell you, I’ve been using these 2 products for several weeks (I’m so lucky these were in my Avon Convention Swag Bag!), and I am in love.

Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster

As you can see, there are 2 products that work together. The Microneedling Polisher, and the Rejuvenating Serum Ampoules. Don’t be afraid. I know it sounds all “clinically” and the words microneedling and ampoules may sound scary, but these products are anything but scary. They are really, really fabulous.

You begin with the Polisher.

Here is Avon’s definition and description for you:

INTRODUCING ISA KNOX ANEW CLINICAL COLLAGEN BOOSTER™
Jump-start collagen production and see youthfully re-plumped skin.

A highly effective combination of gentle exfoliators polishes away dull skin cells, diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the appearance of pores for a smoother, more youthful look. You’ll see radiance reignited, fine lines and wrinkles reduced and skin re-plumped…and remarkably renewed.

A REGIMEN WITH RESULTS
When used together with Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster™ Rejuvenating Serum Ampoule, this regimen was clinically proven to significantly improve skin elasticity and firmness after 14 days with even better improvement after 28 days.

BENEFITS
• Visibly and gently resurfaces skin in one treatment
• 97% agreed it makes skin feel dramatically smoother after just 1 week of use*
• Easy, professional at-home treatment
• Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrances and mineral oil
• Hypoallergenic
• Clinically and dermatologist-tested
• Vegan

KEY INGREDIENTS
• Perlite – Helps stimulate skin’s natural healing process to support collagen production.
• Aluminum Oxide Crystals – Removes dead skin cells and clears pores for visibly smoother, luminous skin.
• Diamond Powder – Stimulates cell turnover and enhances absorption of serums and moisturizers.

TO USE
Apply a thin layer to clean, wet skin and gently massage in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly.
We recommend using at night, as skin could appear slightly flushed after use. Follow with Green Goddess Facial oil to eliminate any redness. Use up to 3X per week.
*Based on a consumer-perception study.

See, not so scary! And upon using this, my skin feels really good. Nice and clean, and smooth. Great exfoliation. Just rub it gently in circular motions on your face and then rinse well with water. Keep away from your eyes.

Next, you’re ready to apply a little Ampoule filled with gorgeousness.

Isa Knox Collagen Serum Ampoules

I LOVE these! It feels like you’re gently rubbing velvet on your skin. I’m not kidding. Here’s Avon’s definition and description for you.

INTRODUCING ISA KNOX ANEW CLINICAL COLLAGEN BOOSTER™
Jump-start collagen production and see youthfully re-plumped skin.

This youth-enhancing serum features a powerful peptide blend that boosts the body’s natural production of collagen so skin looks instantly smoother. You’ll see radiance reignited, fine lines and wrinkles reduced and skin re-plumped…and remarkably renewed.

A REGIMEN WITH RESULTS
When used together with Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster™ Microneedling Polisher, this regimen was clinically proven to significantly improve skin elasticity and firmness after 14 days with even better improvement after 28 days.

BENEFITS
• Capsulated single-use ampoules keep formula fresh and potent to deliver the optimum dose
• Contains ingredients that increase the amount of total collagen content by 65% in just 48 hours*
• Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrances and mineral oil
• Hypoallergenic
• Clinically- and dermatologist-tested
• Vegan

KEY INGREDIENT
• Peptide Blend – Boosts the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin for skin that looks youthfully re-plumped.

TO USE
AM/PM: Smooth gently over cleansed skin in an upward and outward motion.
AM: Follow with a sunscreen—we recommend Hydra Fusion Daily Beauty Defense SPF 50.
For an extra collagen boost, use after the Microneedling Polisher.
*Based on a cell-cultured study.

So, basically, you exfoliate your skin and then apply the serum. It’s very easy to do, and does not take a lot of time to do something so awesome for your skin. I follow this up now with a new moisturizing lotion that I also received in my Swag Bag. I will blog about that soon. It is also very fabulous and feels like I’m applying silk to my face. I still use my very favorite one too, but the new one may be winning out. We’ll see. It doesn’t look luxe in it’s tube, but it sure feels very luxe. You’ll see what I mean.

Okay gang, I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post and that you’ll treat yourself to the new Isa Knox (which, btw, Isa Knox Cosmetics Company is owned by LG Household and Healthcare, the new owners of Avon) Collagen Booster regimen. It really is a great treat for your skin. And I hope you love using it as much as I do.

Till next time, stay fabulous!

Jfay

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Isa Knox Collagen Booster

The new Isa Knox Collagen Booster regimen is a must try.